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Mechanical Engineer

Our Global Breeding Automation Engineering Team is a group of technologists passionate about creating the systems that fuel the farm of the future. We are reimagining and rebuilding our entire suite of field and lab technologies for the world of digital ag, a world that is geospatial, that is automated, that is cognitive. A world where every plant matters. A world where machines, agronomists, breeders, scientists, and engineers work collaboratively to deliver products that revolutionize the experience of our customers.

We are now looking for a Mechanical Engineer to join our team and lead the way to enabling a whole new world of connected functionality. This will will be responsible for designing systems driving new technology in our seed R&D business. You will assume hands on ownership of generating requirements, working with a team, selecting components, creating a prototype, testing, and taking a product to deployment. This person will be able to be the lead mechanical engineer on a small multi-discipline team.

Individuals who will be successful in this role will thrive in a fast-paced, multifaceted R&D environment where collaboration is a must. You will be a technical leader with a natural curiosity, innovative vision, and drive to realize that vision. Your curiosity will empower you to become a system level expert, enabling you to understand business needs and question them when necessary. Applying your vision to this understanding of the “big picture” will drive the development of the roadmap that redefines the dynamic of automation, data, and human interaction. Ultimately, the desire to see your vision succeed will be what motivates you to take the level of initiative and ownership necessary for the entire team’s success.

Required Skills/Experience:
  • A Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Agricultural Engineering or related field
  • 3+ years of engineering experience
  • 3+ years experience with SolidWorks or ProE solid modeling software
Desired Skills/Experience:
  • Experience designing mechanical systems from concept to prototype to deployment
  • Experience making engineering drawings for production
  • Experience designing pneumatic systems